Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Selecting explorers and junior miners

Searching for excellence

Precious metal explorers as investment vehicles have a long standing track record of extreme volatility. As Rick Rule of Sprot Asset Mgt. USA uses to formulate it: “We have known both the thrill of victory and the agony of defeat”.
It is obvious that the success of precious metal explorers goes together with both the exploration talent of a small team of geologists and with their broader management skills. Add just a grain of luck in picking among the promising geological anonalies the successful drilling locations. To end this introduction with another quote of Rick Rule: “Profitable miners ultimately will see their share price reflect increased cash flows from mining operations, but you can’t count on a gold bull market to bail you out of a dumb decision on an explorer investment.”

Saturday, 24 March 2012

Er roert wat bij de vastgoedcertificaten

BRECS index stabiliseert
Na een eerder zwakke periode eind 2011 en begin 2012, is de dalende tendens onderbroken. De BRECS returnindex heeft begin maart opnieuw postgevat boven 68000.

BRECS index  (blauw - linkerschaal) en couponrendement (rood - rechterschaal)
Het gewogen gemiddelde couponrendement bedraagt momenteel 6.31%.